We've found the person who bought the $85 End Run not too long ago, and he's regular CIC visitor Michael Sørensen. So no, it wasn't a fake bid. Never underestimate the Wing Commander Fanatic.
That's a committed fan! And that reminds me, don't forget to email your End Run typos to Jetlag so he can compile a final release.
I went to WCnews today to read about End Run on various auctions. The one copy that was sold for 85 dollars was sold to me. I got it almost two months after it was paid. I will read it after I'm finished with Freedom Flight. I read the novels in chronological order. When I'm done I'll start all over. It's the 4th time I've started on my books.
85 bucks seems like a high price. I don't even dare to tell my friends about it, but I just HAD to have it. Would any real wingnut blame me? :-) It was the last book to complete my collection. Now I'm happy and somewhat poor.
BTW, I downloaded the pdf-file when it was available.
Roberts Space Industries Passes Go, Collects $200 Million
Chris Roberts announced today that proceeds towards Star Citizen and Squadron 42 have now surpassed $200 million. This incredible milestone comes a bit over six years since the project launched and comes from 2.1 million different gamers in 171 countries. (2018-11-17)
Watch the French Resistance Achieve Victory Against the Kilrathi
DocteurJ is back with another extensive stream and commentary on the Wing Commander series. In this episode, he's flying the final mission of Wing Commander 3 to cap off his summertime playthrough of the game. As you're already aware if you skipped ahead and pressed play, DocteurJ is helping make sure Wing Commander fandom lives on in the French gaming community. (2018-11-16)
Japanese Advertisements Highlight Intriguing Ports
Here's a couple of really cool Japanese advertisements that LOAF recently came across. As is common in the country, they're chock full of text and liberal with the exclamation marks. The first is a small embedded ad for the Mega CD port of Wing Commander 1, which was the only version that got full speech as it was transferred to the disc-based format. (2018-11-15)
Art Portfolio One Step Closer to Production
Mike Winterbauer reports that he's finished putting together the dedication page in his Wing Commander Art Portfolio with all of the project backers who pledged at the appropriate $25+ Book threshold. For a limited time between now and when the material soon goes to print, he's put out a call for anyone who missed the end of the campaign and wanted to upgrade to be included. If so, send Mike a message. (2018-11-14)
Flying Pancake Complements Two-for-One Salthi
DefianceIndustries has moved over to Kilrathi ships as he fills out his WC1 fleet, and the first two fliers are the Dralthi and Salthi. We've seen a hundred Dralthi variants over the years, and they just never get old. This one is as gorgeous as we've ever seen, so it's just a treat. (2018-11-13)